Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Girl In A Coma

11th Annual Indie / Alt. Rock Album Winner
11th Annual Indie / Alt. Rock Song Vox Pop Winner
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Record Label: Blackheart Records

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Home Base: San Antonio, TX

Genre: Indie/Alternative Rock

Categories Entered: Indie/Alt. Rock Album & Indie/Alt. Rock Song

Work Submitted: Album: Exits & All The Rest; Song: “Adjust”

Label: Blackheart Records

Who are your influences? Rock and Roll

Describe your nominated work. Exits & All The Rest is our 4th record. First time we recorded in analog. This record is stripped down to really catch the live feel of the band. Our song “Adjust” is also nominated. We wrote that song in one day while recording Exits in Austin, TX.

Did you use any unusual effects or instruments in this recording? Nope, it is pretty stripped down and recorded in analog.

Were there any happy accidents while in the studio, or did everything go as planned? There were lots of happy accidents. Our producer, Mike McCarthy, embraced the rawness of the record. Very organic.

Why did you choose to submit this work to the 11th IMAs? Blackheart Records submitted us.

What’s your definition of success and how will you know when you’ve achieved it? When you are able to make a living and do your passion fulltime to us defines success. We are doing that therefore we are successful. Now all we have to do is stay together.

How will you leverage your IMA honors to achieve your career goals? This just really helps in proving that we are headed in the right direction.

Who’s sitting in your audience and what makes your fans unique? We have a mix of all kinds of people in our audience. Every age range, ethnicity, gay and straight.  We are an all female, Latina, two parts gay band. To see that mix come together for the sake of music is a beautiful thing.

What is your guilty pleasure on the road? Any close calls or mishaps while on tour? Hmm well some of our music choices on the road are pretty questionable… like New Kids On The Block! Simply being on tour opens you up for all kinds of mishaps whether it is van trouble, annoying each other or busted equipment; it all comes with the terriorty.

Who are your musical heroes & influences? Babes in Toyland, Raincoats, Mike Patton, Bjork, Ritchie Valens, list goes on and on.

Are there any songs you wish you wrote and why? “Bohemian Rhapsody.” I mean…come on!

What artists are you listening to that would surprise your fans? A lot of old Norteño Mexican and Tejano. It’s pretty beautiful.

How do you discover new music? Do you buy music or are you content with streaming? We do it the way any music lover should: go to your local record store and look through the records. Look at the artwork, take it in and take a chance on discovering a new band. Also go to shows!

How will musicians make a living if fans continue to expect music to be free? Tour, tour and tour. Anyone can sound like a million bucks with all this new technology and auto tune etc. The true test is if an artist can work hard and hit the road and if they can pull off a live show.

What don’t fans/audiences understand about the music industry today? That it is not easy and it is a constant fight to keep an audience’s attention because music is so accessible. It is an A.D.D. world now. Musicians now have to always have a step ahead.

Are digital singles/EPs vs. full albums the future? Sadly, it’s looking like it.

Finish this sentence: The music industry is…complicated.

What do you have in the works for the upcoming year? More albums and more touring of course!

Where fans can find you and your music:


9 Responses to “Girl In A Coma”
  1. Greetings,

    Thomas Richmond here self employed online music promoter who has taken a liking to these Texas girls from a long way back, it is in my opinion that this band “Girl In A Coma.” diserves the Best!! What a great talented group of woman.

    Thank you.

    Regards – T xx

  2. Rochelle says:

    GIAC has so much talent!!! Myself with my daughter, sisters and several friends have fallen in love with their music. Dreama say’s Hi Nina…

  3. Diana says:

    Girl In a Coma is an awesome band! They really deserve this one!

  4. Sherri Clark says:

    Too, too good!

  5. Andrea Pliler says:

    I really like your music and nice voice by the way good job I wish the best and hope to hear more songs….

  6. Ignacio Magaloni says:

    I’m a youngster too–only fifty years old–and met and heard many a band.

    I heard you play in San Antonio a while back, and just now listened to your cover of “Walkin’ After Midnight.”

    You are setting the standard!

    As fine as the Ramones, engaged like Patsy Cline, real as Johnny Cash, giving your love to every note like the Beatles: Girl In A Coma.

    Don’t stop experimenting–your fans will learn to grow with you–and may you always have fun.

  7. Mandy says:

    LOVE EM!! My 8 year old son, my 11 year old daughter and I sing GIAC songs everyday.
    My sons favorite is El Monte. <3
    We from AB Canada and discovered GIAC through Twitter. No one knows who GIAC is up here, but I got all my friends listening to them :)

  8. Linda Bartell says:

    I love when I go to see one band and come home with another band to add to my favorites. Girl in a Coma was that band for me. Saw them last month and they blew me away. Love the album “Exits and All the Rest”. Thanks Nina, Phanie and Jenn!!! You girls ROCK!!!


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